Posts by SilentBoB

    Holy thread revival Batman!

    Just wanted to check in to see how the Instant Pot owners were going with their purchases? They are on special in the Amazon half year sale and I'm considering picking one up. Now I'm no longer working from home I don't have time to let stuff bubble away on the stove or in the oven all day and the wife has taken on most of the cooking duties. Figured this would be good for her to bung all the ingredients in and walk away while she sorts the kids out but also still not take too long to get dinner on the table.


    I'd probably use it mostly for stocks. I know they have a slow cooker function, but I hear that's mostly useless and I'd probably stick to the Dutch Oven for low n slow braises so would mostly be used for pressure cooking.

    It's slowly doing the rounds at my work. We had a going away party for some staff on Friday and it seems a few picked it up while we were out and now others are showing symptoms. We all took RATs today just in case, but just like my outlook on life... I'm negative!

    I ended up getting caught up in this outbreak. Although I didn't really get hit all that bad. I kept testing negative on RATs, but I had to take by son for a PCR as he was a close contact at day care and too young to use a RAT on... Decided to get one myself while I was there as work were thinking of sending me to Melbourne... Son tested negative and I tested positive.

    Only real symptoms were the Covid fog and a general feeling of tiredness. Ended up working from home for a week and took a grand total of 4 hours off work. Managed to go the entire week of isolating away from the family too and didn't spread it to the kids... but then they both got it from one of their friends anyway. They were both pretty much fine though other than a day or two of high temps which were kept under control with neurofen.

    My wife has some kind of super resistance as she never got it from me or the kids, despite being around all of us constantly while infectious.


    The one odd thing was that I never tested positive on a RAT, even after my positive PCR. Took a couple during my infectious period and they all came back negative.

    sorry for your loss Swamptrout.


    My grandfather is also 94 and has somehow avoided it despite living in the UK and going out weekly with his mates. He had underlying health issues so hoping he keeps clear of it, but even he admits he will get it at some point.


    It's slowly doing the rounds at my work. We had a going away party for some staff on Friday and it seems a few picked it up while we were out and now others are showing symptoms. We all took RATs today just in case, but just like my outlook on life... I'm negative!

    looking at these seriously puts my work lunch to shame... a rapidly put together salami, cheese and salad between plain old white sandwich bread... I'd take a pic but I'm pretty sure it just got squashed as I was running for the train. Maybe time to invest in a lunch box and not throw my lunch in my laptop bag 🤣

    It was cooked in a pan, so you had the dripping, and there is no jus???? What's next, tofu???? =O

    I made a gravy from the drippings that hadn't been put on the plate when I took the photo. It was in a jug in the middle of the table. Your title as the forum's tofu king remains unchallenged :D


    Actuality, the pan gravy was all the toddler was really interested in ^^

    Got the weber out for roast beef. Just some cheapish topside from Coles. Cooked it to medium in the hopes the toddler would eat some, but alas he skipped his nap and decided to have a dinner time toddler tantrum instead and refused to eat X/


    Wife and i enjoyed it though :D


    We actually have a local burger joint called 4 Mates Burgers. Their smash burgers are great. You can get a single smash burger and chips for $12.


    We go there a ittle bit.

    Always good to support the locals.


    We have a decent place by us called Billy's Bounty that make all their sauces and pickles. Gutted they don't open for lunch any more though.


    Spoilt for choice down this way though. Also have Caveman BBQ not too far away and Boston Burger that both do great burgers

    I've only heard good things and there were a few excited people on the Perth Burger Hunters Facebook group when they first indicated they were coming in 2019 (although I don't frequent that page too often as it got too big for its own good and has gone the way of most of the BBQ groups).


    Seems they've been ready to get going here for a while, however, Covid put their plans on hold. Good to see now the border is down they are ready to go again. Seems they will open their first store in Elizabeth Quay and have plans for more stores to follow.